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The Arab Housein the Mediterranean Context.

The Arab Housein the Mediterranean Context.

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Title: The Arab Housein the Mediterranean Context.
Author: Sarah Motasim Ali, Elbereir
Abstract: Many researches have been done about Arab residential design in different parts of the Arab world including tents, Yemeni and courtyard houses. Yet Arab Mediterranean architecture has had the least Share of attention, since researchers have studied more about residential architecture in the tropical zone. They have also neglected houses giving more attention to communal buildings such as mosques and to monuments generally. The term Mediterranean Architecture, refers to a type of design which has developed from definite physical and social factors. Even though this type of design has been adopted in several parts of the world, it has originated on the Mediterranean coasts, reflecting the primary human needs, culture and environment of the people living in the West North African coast-or the Mathis, Spain, the Greek islands, southern Italy and Levantine. Perhaps the most outstanding characteristic of these houses is their rationality and clarity. It is .also characterized by its features which will be identified later in this research. The aim of this research is the identification and analysis of the elements of Maharini Mediterranean residential architecture and their relevance to the different theories that have attempted to explain house form, and the social and environmental conditions in which these elements came to be The conclusion of this study, shows the dominance of socio-cultural factors on Maharini house form, and lists recommendations for developing the subject of the research within the traditional frame. Hopefully, the conclusions that have come out of this research will help in making the maximum benefit of the elements studied so that they can be utilized in the development of a contemporary epidemical architecture especially in this part of the Arab world.
URI: http://khartoumspace.uofk.edu/handle/123456789/14317
Date: 2015-06-23


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